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Submission Guidelines

YCN Student Awards 2020/21

The deadline for entries is 6pm (GMT) on Thursday 15th April 2021.

Click here to submit your entries for this year's programme.



Our Student Awards programme is open to students and recent graduates of any age and from any institution globally, studying either full or part time.

Additionally, anyone aged 18-24 is eligible to enter, on the condition that they are not in a paid creative role within a creative agency or creative department of a broader organisation (e.g. internal creative team at a client company).

Any questions regarding eligibility can be emailed to newnow@ycn.org.



– There is no cost to enter work.

– You can enter individually or as a team of up to four people.

– Everyone in the team must fulfil the eligibility criteria above.

– Entries must be submitted via our digital uploaded, which will be live from January 2021.

– You can submit work in response to as many briefs as you wish.

– Entries must be the original work of the entrants and not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party.

– Should you incorporate any images or other creative material belonging to someone else you must make this clear within your entry form at the point of submission.

– All entries must be submitted digitally, with any supporting physical elements photographed, or otherwise recorded, and included within the digital submission.



The live creative briefs are going live in a phased launch between now and the beginning of 2021.

The deadline for entries to the eve Sleep brief is 6pm (GMT) on Friday 27th January 2021.

The deadline for all other briefs is 6pm (GMT) on Thursday 15th April 2021.


Our Partners

Partners may have made their logos and other brand elements available to use within your response to their brief.

These should only be used for the purpose of this programme, and within the guidelines set out in each instance – and not for any other purpose.

Entrants grant YCN and the relevant brief partner a non-exclusive license to reproduce or distribute a copy of their entry for the purpose of promoting the programme or their participation within it.

Should a partner be interested in discussing broader use of any entry in a fuller context, YCN will facilitate conversation to ensure the best outcome for all parties, organising guidance on developing work, IP and assignment where needed.